Archive for April, 2011

Thanks to all who joined us for our 18 April “Local Colour” themed Open Mic night. We had a great time and enjoyed the company of several international students from AUT down in Wanaka on a South Island roadie. Well done especially to Nickie from Sweden, who recited her gorgeous poem Snowflinga in her native […]


Such is the popularity of Poem Bunny, that people have started composing verse in his honour. Here’s a little poem from Paul Williamson, who didn’t get to take Poem Bunny home despite winning our January Open Mic session – sorry Paul, but you were heading back to Canada and PB’s passport is out of date. […]


Arts deprived with the end of the Festival of Colour? Never fear. Join some great writers from Wanaka and beyond at the next Poetic Justice Open Mic Night, themed ‘Local Colour’. All welcome to read a poem or two, all welcome to watch. Best poem as voted by the audience wins a fabulous bottle of […]


    A reminder that we are currently taking submissions for the ‘Bipolarisation’ issue of blackmail press, to be guest edited by Liz and Laura from Poetic Justice. Here’s the deal: The Bipolarisation Issue – Submission Guidelines Yes, we know it’s not a real word. But it’s got potential. What’s your take on it – geographical, psychological, literary, […]


Due to Festival of Colour madness in Wanaka, we’re going to hold our next Open Mic night a little later in the month than usual: Monday, April 18. The theme is “Local Colour”, which means, well, whatever the heck you want it to mean. The good news is that you get a whole extra week to craft […]